rsync over different ssh port

tim.conway at tim.conway at
Wed Nov 7 02:33:17 EST 2001

You're in luck.  the argument to -e can be a quoted string.

rsync --progress -vrae 'ssh -p 8022' /home/bill/Graphics/ 
bill at vortex:/home/bill/Graphics/
These hotshots thought of everything, didn't they?

Tim Conway
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Ron McKown <rmckown at>
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11/05/2001 04:49 PM
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        cc:     (bcc: Tim Conway/LMT/SC/PHILIPS)
        Subject:        rsync over different ssh port

hey folks,
rsync is a great tool!  i use it mostly to sync up Documents between 
machines.  i use it like this:
rsync --progress -vrae ssh /home/bill/Graphics/ 
bill at vortex:/home/rmckown/Graphics/

the problem i have, is i want to specifiy a specific ssh port other than 
i want to connect to a specific ssh server behind the firewall on the 

it would be nice to use the command like this:
rsync --progress -vrae ssh -p8022 /home/bill/Graphics/ 
bill at vortex:/home/bill/Graphics/

anyone have any ideas?

Ron McKown
rmckown at

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